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Old 08-23-2009, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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step down gear?

I often hear people refer to using the transmission so they have a "Step Down" gear.

I'm having trouble finding a clear definition of that term in Google. (perhaps an unofficial phrase?)

Which of these is an example of Step Down Gearing:

Motor RPM : Wheel RPM
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2 : 1
1 : 2

Thanks in advance for the FYI.

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Old 08-26-2009, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Step down = Gearing down, so the wheels turn slower than the engine.

motor:wheel
2:1

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